The Vermillion Community Club Pancake and Biscuit “Free Will Donation” breakfast and dinner, will be held this next Saturday, December 7, at the Vermillion School lunchroom starting at 6:00 a.m. Plan to attend. The raffle drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the door until drawing time. The tickets are also being sold at Dutch’s, Lee’s Cafe, the Vermillion Bank and most Club members had tickets as well.
Thanksgiving Day for Lynn Schafer was spent with cousins Bob and Jennie Sabin in Spring Hill, Kansas. Weekend family visiting The Schafer House were Lynn’s daughter Hollyanna Bates, her husband Woody, and children Elsa and Sawyer. The requisite driving practice on Quail Road went without any ditch encounters to report. The Bates live in Breckenridge, CO. Lynn leaves this week for Maine to get a new knee, but looks forward to her spring return to Vermillion.
Todd Gaddis of Topeka visited his grandmother, Thelma Gaddis on Monday morning, November 25.
Nine Tops members weighed in and eight stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 25. Marylyn Wenzl earned the Diet basket. Marylyn also won the Bingo Contest. Janet Ronnebaum had the program.
Lois Jean and Jim Harper and Thelma Gaddis enjoyed Thanksgiving Day dinner with Larry, Todd, Brandi, Landon, Taylor and Troy Gaddis in Topeka at the home of Larry Gaddis.
Mabel White and John and Carol Worden enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Bill and Gail White in Fairview. Other guest present were Kerry and Jan White, Bill and Vicki, Tyler and Whitney White and Grandson Xander of Silver Lake and Christian Meyers of Wamego. The day was enjoyed.
The Friends of Vermillion, Inc. has recently applied for a grant to help with the Depot restoration. It is hopeful the grant will be accepted. Donations are being accepted toward the restoration The 4-H is planning to paint the exterior of the building in the spring of 2014. Plans are also being made for more extensive wiring of the building when the weather warms up.
Janice and Bud Minger attended the Vermillion Christian Church service on Sunday, December 1. The newly installed PA system was used for the first time and was an enhancement to the worship service.
The Community Christmas Cantata will be held at the United Methodist Church in Axtell on December 8, at 7:30 in the evening.
The Manhattan “Little Apple” will be held on December 15, 2013 at 3p.m. at the McCain Auditorium. There are several members from our area that are members of the Choir.
The Vermillion Library will read to the Kinder Prep and three year old children at the school on Tuesday, December 3.
Todd Gaddis visited Thelma Gaddis Monday morning, November 18. Todd had lunch with his grandmother.
Eight Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 18. Lois Jean Harper earned the diet basket. On December 2, we will go to the Cattleman’s Grill in Onaga for our Christmas supper. Mary Ann Johnson had the program on “Dieting and Weight Loss”.
The Library has some new books on the shelf. Among them are Echo City by Tim Lebbon, The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher, Future Shock by Alvin Toffer, Anathem by Neal Stephenson, Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost, The Orphan Train by Kline and ‘The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Several of these were requested on the Vermillion Library web page under Requests and Suggestions.
Plans continue to be made towards the coming Pancake and Biscuits and Gravy Fundraiser being held on December 7, from 6:00am to 1:00pm, by the Vermillion Community Club. Raffle tickets are being sold by all of the Club members and will also be sold at the door the day of the Pancake Feed. There are some really fantastic prizes on the Raffle ticket list. We hope to see you then.
Eighteen members of the Vermillion Christian Church ventured out for the Sunday morning service even though there was a lot of ice on the streets and sidewalks. Chris Bennett and family were there from Brighton, Co. Ruth Ann Warren play for the services and entertained the congregation with special music before the sermon. Virgil and Ruth Ann Warren, Lynn Schafer and John Bramhall went to the Windmill Inn after the service for their noon lunch.
The Vermillion Park now has six RV hookups and allow more campers to enjoy the park. Since the new restrooms have been installed, the park entertains more of the public.
Seven Tops members weighed in and five stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 11. Thelma Gaddis earned the diet basket. Thelma had the program on “Old Glory” in honor of the Veterans.
Six Hotsie Totsie Red Hat Ladies and one guest had supper at the Willows in Seneca, Wednesday evening, November 13. The supper was in honor of our tenth anniversary. Our guest was Norman Laughary. The next regular meeting will be December 7th at Lee’ Café.
The Dusters Camping Club held their Thanksgiving dinner at the Congregational Church in Onaga Saturday, November 16. We voted to keep the same officers, but needed a Vice-President/ We elected Sylvia Levins for that office. We decided on our Camping schedule for 2014 which will be as follows: April 25-27 District I, May 16-18 Sycamore Springs, June 20-21 Perry Lake, July 18-20 Banner Creek, August 15-17 Four Seasons- Abilene, we will have no dinner or meeting in December. 2014 dinner schedule is January 19, dinner at the Golden Coral in Topeka, February 15, the Vermillion School and March 15, will be at the Congregational Church in Onaga.
The Vermillion Community Club met on November 11 at Lee’s Café with fourteen members and two guest present. Timmy served a delicious turkey dinner. The Pancake and Biscuits and Gravy “free will donation” Feed will be held on December 7, at the Vermillion School lunchroom from 6:00am to 1:00pm. The members are selling chances for the Raffle Drawing which will be held at 1:00pm. The raffle items donated by merchants in the surrounding community, which make this drawing possible, are really appreciated.
The Vermillion Library read to the Kinder Prep and three year old classes on November 12. Kelli Massie read in the morning and Jannett Argo read in the afternoon. The Library board met on November 13. Come into the library and check out the newest DVD’s. We also have some new books on the shelf. One of the new novels is “Robert Parker’s Ironhorse” by Robert Knott and “Fly away “by Kristin Hannah. The “After School Club” will hold it’s Christmas party on December 18.
The Vliets Echo will not be published until further notice. We hope you have enjoyed the “Reflections of the Past” and will continue to check with Http://vermillion.mykansaslibrary.com for updates about the Vermillion Area.
Thanks Chari for continuously writing up the Vliets Echo “Reflections of the Past” for the Vermillion Public Library.
Halloween visitors to The Schafer House were Karen and Ron McClellan of Olathe, and their son Brian of Rockland, Maine. Lynn formerly taught with the Mc Clellans at Mid America Nazarene University, and has kept in touch with her Kansas roots via Brian, a boat builder in Maine. They enjoyed the fall colors, a tour of Vermillion, and a warm lunch before returning to Olathe.
The Vermillion Library sponsored the Marshall County Extension Prescription Drug Insurance coverage visitation last Wednesday morning. Several people had appointments with Susie Lippert and several others from the community stopped by to discuss their current prescription drug coverage. It was an informative morning for those who hoped to change to a lower insurance program.
Eleven Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening October 28. Martha Thompson earned the diet basket. We had one hundred percent in attendance. Mary Ann Johnson had the program on “Eat Mindfully”.
Larry Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Monday October 28. Lois Jean Harper joined them for lunch in Seneca.
Seven Members of the Hotsie Totsie Red Hatters met at Lee’s Cafe Saturday morning for their regular monthly meeting November 2. Timmy Lee and Betty Wenzl furnished snacks. We will celebrate our tenth Anniversary at the Willows on November 13. Lynn Schafer received a birthday gift from her Secret Pal.
John and Carol Worden and Mabel White were in Beatrice, NE. Saturday evening.
Edith Allene Chadwick, 81, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at a Rossville care facility. Graveside services were be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in VermillionCemetery, Vermillion, KS with Virgil Warren of the Vermillion Christian Church officiating.
- Mrs. Hutson returned home last Tuesday after several week’s visit with relatives in Ohio.
- DeWalt & Haskett have purchased 120 acres of land of James O’Connell on Irish Creek.
- Miss Effie Lamb is visiting her sister, Miss Ora Lamb, in Marysville.
- A complete line of plush robes and horse blankets at Johnson’s harness shop.
- Go to Vliets lumber yard for good Michigan salt in sack or barrel.
- Steel ranges down to almost cost at Banks Bros.
- L. Howell, from west of Frankfort visited in Vliets last Sunday with his brother, F. E. Howell.
- S. Root is down from Centralia this week putting up monuments for the Bittell Marble Company.
- Mrs. Eli Smith went to Goffs Thursday where she will spend a few days visiting with relatives.
- C. A. Kjellberg will handle everything needed in public Schools from books down to penny pencils.
- It will do you good to see the immense stock of goods at Cigna’s. It is complete and up-to-date.
- Continue reading Vliets ECHO 10/30/1903
- Tobe Twidwell visited relatives in Clyde this week.
- Miss Ethel Walker visited at the S. B. Wallace home Wednesday.
- Warm chicken pie served at the Bazar and Flower Show, November 6th.
- Miss Maggie McCoy was the lucky one in the Enterprise piano contest.
- Buy the Griswald wire for hog fence, 29 cts. in quantities at Banks Bros.
- R. A. Mechsner returned last Wednesday from the short grass country.
- Mr. and Mrs. C. Breuninger attended the stock show in Kansas City this week.
- H. P. Banks came up to Vliets last Friday returning to his home in Bigelow Saturday.
- Tom Woodworth has returned from Oklahoma and is visiting old friends in the vicinity.
- The Frankjfort sdchool house is now practicdally completed and school began therre last Monday morning.
- Otto Gustafson returned home last Saturday after having spent several months working in the wheat fields.Mrs. Chas. Oliver, of Vermillion visited in Vliets with Mrs. Grimes last Monday.
- Continue reading Vliets ECHO 10/23/1903
The Vermillion Christian Church will hold it’s service at the Community Church this next Sunday October 27. This will be the last Sunday service in the Community Church until next April. There will be a pot-luck supper after the 10:30 a.m. morning worship service.
The Friends of the Vermillion Community, Inc. (FoVC, Inc.) will meet at the Vermillion Library on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. There will be a pot-luck supper followed by the semi-annual board meeting anyone interested in the beautification and restoration of Vermillion is invited to attend.
Lynn Schafer has returned from Maine and is entertaining guest at 410 Main Street in Vermillion.
The Library will read to the Kinder Prep and 3-year old children on Tuesday October 22.
The Library “After School Club” will meet October 30th, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. There will be a Halloween party for the children.
Eight Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, October 14. MaryAnn Johnson earned the diet basket. Jennifer Raub had the program on “Five Ways to Stop the Yo-Yo Effect”.
Lois Jean Harper and Thelma Gaddis visited Jim Harper at AmericaInnHospital in Lincoln, NE., Thursday and Friday and brought Jim home on Friday afternoon.
“Reflections of the Past” by Chari Reynolds
Vliets ECHO 10/16/1903
- Died: After a lingering sickness C. A. Swanson died at his home north of Vliets Saturday, October 10th at 2:25 p.m., aged 68 years, 9 months and 24 days.
- Vermillion carried off the honors in the “kid” ball game which was played by the Frankfort and Vermillion teams last Friday.
- Irish Creek News..
- Died: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hayes, Saturday evening. Interment, Sunday afternoon at Irish Creek Cemetery.
- Swede Settlement News:.
- Misses Emma Olson, Anna Odell and Tillie Benson attended the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Lutheran Church at Mariadahl this week. Continue reading Vliets ECHO 10/16/1903 go to: http://vermillion.mykansaslibrary.org/
- Died: After a lingering sickness C. A. Swanson died at his home north of Vliets Saturday, October 10th at 2:25 p.m., aged 68 years, 9 months and 24 days. Mr. Swanson was born in Sweden on the 16th day of December, 1849. He made his home in that country until the month of August 1869 when he came to America. Two years later he located in Kansas where he continued his residence until his death recorded above. He was married January 8, 1879 and this union was blessed by nine children, two of whom are dead. During the many years when Mr. Swanson lived among us, he made inumerable friends and established a reputation of being the most honest and fair minded of men. His many friends throughout the surrounding country join the sorrowing family in mourning the loss of a kind and loving husband and indulgent father and a faithful friend. The funeral services were held from the Mission Church, Monday, Oct. 12 at 3 o’clock p.m., Rev. Nelson officiating.
- Bert Gibson visited with home folks Sunday.
- H. Kennedy was up from Frankfort Tuesday.
- Richard Mackey and son visited in Wheaton Saturday and Sunday.
- Mrs. Leach, of Frankfort, visited in Vliets last Saturday and Sunday.
- Charley Owen returned from the western part of the state last Friday.
- Will Thomas returned to Vliets the first of the week afrter several months absence.
- Rev. Isaacson was up from Cleburne this week and spent a few days in the settlement.
- Continue reading Vliets ECHO 10/16/1903
Thanks for posting the Vliets news Chari. We enjoy reading the news regarding those who use to live here. We look forward to reading the articles every week.